Business Intelligence - Data Analysis and Reporting

Information session: Wednesday, September 21 at 7 pm
Room MD321, Stan Grad Centre, SAIT Main Campus
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Spring 2017 start: applications are accepted from Oct. 19, 2016 to May 8, 2017.

  •  24-week fast-track certificate - NOW including an 8-week practicum
  •  May start

Program description

Access to corporate information to make business decisions has made database and reporting tools critical for business success. The Business Intelligence (BSN) program will use the Microsoft SQL Server and B.I. toolset to give you the skills you need to develop, administer and analyze corporate data. You will learn industry-standard data management best practices and techniques. Visit for more information on this exciting specialization.

You will master the technical aspects of data gathering using SQL Server within a Windows platform. You will also learn to use and manage multiple databases, then apply these skills to develop corporate reports using specific reporting tools. With additional relevant work experience and exam preparation study, you will be prepared to successfully challenge and complete the relevant Microsoft designation.

Your career

Graduates may find employment as a business intelligence analyst, business intelligence consultant or data warehouse analyst.

Student success

The ideal candidate for the Business Intelligence program has:

  • Previous post-secondary education in business or technology.
  • A technical aptitude and a desire to combine their business and technology skills to assist business through technology solutions.
  • Experience with relational databases, computer programming or operating systems (e.g. Linux/Unix, Windows).

This is an intensive program requiring a commitment of both time and energy, students who experience success are those who make their education a priority throughout the program.

Students with higher grades usually experience more success in SAIT programs.

Ideal Applicant

The ideal candidate for the Business Intelligence program is a motivated, mature learner with post-secondary education in either Business or IT. You want to specialize or to upgrade existing skills. You understand the benefits to business of properly analyzing and reporting information. You are analytical, technically proficient and detail-oriented. Your approach to problem solving is both creative and logical, depending on the circumstances. You work well as part of a team and enjoy interacting with others.